Knitters and crocheters are being presented a unique opportunity with the first-of-its-kind Annie’s Craft Festival. Instruction from industry greats like Lily Chin and Edie Eckman, an evening with #1 New York Times best-selling author and creator of Hallmark’s Cedar Cove series, Debbie Macomber, a playful Crafts & Cocktails Halloween Party, free make-and-takes, a measuring station and a “stitch doctor” are only some of the amazing experiences waiting for this group in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from October 30–November 1.
I love the way that the purple rounds of this crochet mandala pop out without overtaking any of the other rounds. There’s also a center pink round that has sparkle in it. I know Wink would love that.
Ruby Jane’s Lane contributed six beautiful crochet mandalas, each one more special than the next. I could say lots about why I like them but I’ll just let their photos speak for themselves.
This is Wink’s standard 12 round crochet mandala pattern. I love the progression of the colors, with a different color on each round, coming together at the end with the rainbow variegated yarn for the border.
The awareness might be relatively new but crocheting to heal isn’t new at all and I’m always excited when I see references to it in articles from the past. For example, I learned about crocheter Merril Hawkins from a 1974 article in the Ocala Star-Banner.
These two crochet mandalas came together with special love from the maker for the I Love Holland pattern by Wink.
A few days ago we looked at Halloween crochet patterns but I think the real fun of this holiday for crafters is to take inspiration and run with it in creating their own unique designs. Here’s a roundup of Halloween/ autumn crochet photos designed to inspire your own DIY crafting.